Botanical name: Hymenodictyon obovatum Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Kadwa Sirid is a large deciduous tree, 5-15 m tall, with thick horizontal branches. Oppositely arranged leaves are obovate, 10-15 cm long, abruptly long-pointed. Leaves are carried on 3-5 cm long stalk, and have 6-8 nerves. Unpleasant smelling flowers are borne in spikes, 15-20 cm long, arranged in panicles at the end of branches. Sepal cup is bell-shaped, velvety, and so is the flower. Stamens are 5, and the style is thread-like. Capsules are 1 cm long, ellipsoid, erect. Seeds are winged. Kadwa Sirid is found in West and South India.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale, Jayesh Patil
The flower labeled Kadwa Sirid is ...